If I were to speak to Selena Gomez today, I would ask this:
“Why are you trying so hard to look good for me? I mean, we don’t even know each other. And how can one person be a 14-carat diamond? Isn’t it hard to walk?”
If I were to speak to you today, I would ask this:
“What one thing have you done today to move toward your dreams?”
For me, it’s simple, I want to be a writer. Publishing this post is simply a step in the road. It’s one step. Writing these words right now is the step that comes before that. It’s one step. Coming up with the concept is a step before that. It’s one step.
I don’t have lots of followers on Medium because I wrote one great post. I have lots of followers on Medium because I wrote a lot of terrible things nobody cared about and then kept writing anyways.
Every success is just a series of steps. But that’s the beauty of it. Steve Jobs didn’t build Apple in one day. He woke up and tinkered with a machine in his garage. He did this every day.
He was obsessed with his vision.
So he simply got up every day and walked toward it.
Successful people don’t get successful by leaps and bounds. They get there by putting one foot in front of the other 100,000 times.Successful people get there by putting one foot in front of the other 100,000 times. Click To Tweet
What about you?
Are you waiting for an overnight success kind of thing to happen? Are you posting on Instagram only every so often, hoping one of your pictures will get popular and you’ll just magically be offered fame and money? Are you painting “every once in a while,” assuming artistic talent is something you either have or don’t?
Or are you taking one action every day – creating powerful habits, figuring out how to take better pictures, studying what what people like, and tackling the world one pixel/sentence/brushstroke at a time?
The sad news about being successful is that more times than not, it’s boring in theory.
The better news about being successful is that it comes to those who take one boring step today.
Then do it again